1-Day Grab The Wheel Anger Management for Kids Training


1-Day Grab The Wheel Anger Management for Kids Training


Next Training Available: Saturday January 20th 2018 in Los Angeles, CA

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

This 1-Day training will provide a comprehensive guide to those interested in using the Grab The Wheel Curriculum with children in their organization, classroom, or family.  Training Outline provided below.

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8:30 AM: Coffee/Breakfast Snacks, Meet and Greet

9 AM: Introduction and Bio, Training & Experience, Theoretical Background for My Approach  

“You don’t have to be sick, to get better”  (15 mins)

Get to know the class, Goal for the Day

Name, Location, Organization, Role, Goal, 1 thing that makes you MAD (15 mins)

9:30 AM: Seminar Outline and Objectives - Handout

  • Psychoeducation & Establish The Need.  Why Early Intervention? (15 mins)

  • Basics Of The Model: Behavioral Therapy & Social Skills (15 mins)

  • Course Goals & Objectives (15 mins)

10 AM: Brief History of Anger Management Intervention, Emotional Intelligence Coaching & The Roots of Anderson & Anderson

“To teach kids, we must be able to teach ourselves”

  • EQ is needed for jobs with high stress and need for interpersonal relationship skills

  • Defining EQ - Goleman, The EQi 2.0, The EQ Edge, Practical Examples

  • Anderson & Anderson Anger Management & EQ Coaching: History & Current Uses

    • Psychotherapy→ Domestic Violence→ Anger Management→ EQ

    • Anger Management focused on Anger Control and physiological consequences of anger.  Anger Management coined by Raymond Novaco.  Too Narrow.  Does not focus on skill enhancement.  Insight-oriented treatments do not necessarily lead to change in an individual’s behavior, if the individual still lacks the skills

    • Switch to EQi 2.0 Model and Coaching.  Positive Psychology, Stigma Free, good for those who are resistant to “psychotherapy” 

  • Including Adults--Parents AND Teachers.

    •  We need the parents and our OWN engagement.  Provides an example of what future problems can look like without skills.

BREAK ACTIVITY: Which areas of emotional intelligence do you think are most vital for clinicians and teachers? 

  • The Contrasting Wheels Of Behavior and The EQ Assessment and Post-Test Debrief - an example of how to use a measurement tool with Adults or Children

  • Reinventing the Wheels into Child Friendly and Visual Lessons

11 AM: Morning Break (15 mins)

11:15 AM: Anger In Children (and other challenging behaviors)

  • The focus cannot simply be on Anger.  Must include social skills, and vice versa.  Struggles or deficits in communication is the most common trigger for Anger.

  • Lack of coping skills for Anxiety or frustration can frequently be true triggers.  

  • How Anger Develops in Children - A Developmental Review

  • How Parents Reinforce Bad Behavior, How Teachers Can Make it Worse

Most Common Childhood Challenges That Cause Anger and Social Problems

  • Frustration Tolerance

  • Sensory Overload

  • Trouble Sharing

  • Inability to Communicate

  • Inability to ID & Express Emotions

  • Not Listening

  • Hurt Feelings

    • Being Teased/Left Out

    • Losing

    • Something taken

    • Struggling, Feeling Insecure

    • Getting Hurt

  • Rigidity

    • Dealing with Change

    • Unexpected, New things

    • Not Getting Your Way

    • Having to share

    • Something broken, not working


12 PM: Reinventing The Wheels

  • Child-friendly language and visual learning

  • To Review:  A&A Contrasting Wheels of Behavior→ The Good Choice Wheel

  • Teach the wheel using social stories, illustrations

  • Reinforcement to encourage use of more positive skills

  • Goals: Increase Awareness, Improve Social Problem Solving and Coping Skills, using all of these together will help children better manage frustration and anger, and prevent small conflicts from escalating

  • Doctors in the OR, Husbands and Wives, please point out when I am using X or Y choice

Social Stories

  • Emotion ID

  • Empathy

Good Choice Wheel

  1. Strong Words

  2. Listening

  3. Say How I Feel

  4. Try Something Different


2 PM: Reinforcers, Stickers, Money, Magnets

2:10 PM: Using Illustrations, Coconut Coping Tree, other tools

2:20 PM: Walkthrough Example - Case Study: Hurricane Randall, etc, show social story of losing a game or fight over bikes

2:30 PM: Class Roleplay in Groups W/ Scenario

3:15 BREAK

3:30 PM: Questions/Case Examples

4 PM: Other offerings, full CAMF, EQ Coaching, Online Classes, Consults
4:15 PM: Questions